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New Codeshare Partnership announced between Etihad Airways and Royal Jordanian

Etihad Airways and Royal Jordanian, have announced a new codeshare partnership which will provide their customers with greater access to key leisure and business destinations inNorth Africa, Europe, Canada, Asia and Australia. The codeshare flights w...

Delta Air Lines A220 Inaugural Flight powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines

Pratt & Whitney along with Airbus and Delta Air Lines celebrated the entry into service (EIS) of the airline's A220 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines. The momentous occasion makes Delta the first A220 operator in North America. The event was commemorated wi...


Embraer Signs Pool Program Contract to Support Germany’s WDL Aviation E190s fleet

Embraer and WDL Aviation GmbH, a German charter and ACMI airline headquartered at Cologne Bonn Airport and part of the Zeitfracht logistics group, have signed an agreement on a Flight Hour Pool Program to support the airline’s recently leased fleet of four used E190s. WDL, which becomes a new Embraer E-Jet family customer in 2019, leased the aircraft to replace their current fleet. T...

Marvel Studios' first female-lead Super Hero Captain Marvel takes to the skies with Alaska Airlines

Ahead of the highly-anticipated release of Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel on March 8, International Women's Day, Alaska Airlines unveiled a special-edition plane today, featuring Marvel Studios' first female Super Hero lead. The Captain Marvel-themed plane was debuted today at Sea-Tac International Airport at a gate celebration for guests flying to Orange Count...

Air Canada and Chorus Aviation Finalize Amended and Extended Capacity Purchase Agreement for Jazz Regional Flying

$97.26 million Air Canada equity investment in Chorus reinforces partnership  Capacity Purchase Agreement amended and extended by an additional 10 years ending December 31, 2035, securing Jazz's place in Air Canada's regional network for the next 17 years;  Simplification and modernization of the Jazz fleet, with growth through more, larger-gauge aircraft....

Ryanair Reports Q3 Loss Of €20m (Excl Lauda)

Ryanair reported a Q3 net loss of €20m (excl. Lauda). Strong traffic growth (+8%) to 33m was offset by a 6% decline in ave. fares due to excess winter capacity in Europe. Stronger ancillary revenue growth (+26%) was offset by higher fuel, staff and EU261 costs. Q3 Results (IFRS)* Dec. 31, 2017 Dec. 31, 2018 % Change Guests 30.4m 32.7m +8%...

Etihad Airways and Microsoft team up to launch region’s first AI academy

Etihad Airways announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to launch the first ever in-house AI Academy in the region, which will revolutionise the way the airline serves its customers by upskilling its workforce, optimising operations and creating alternate revenue streams.  As part of the AI Academy, all Etihad employees will be given access to an online training programme, and...

In Singapore, Chinese New Year Rhymes with Travel

Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, reveals that the Lunar New Year holiday has prompted more people to travel in 2019, than in previous years. With close to 1 million people travelling outside of the country between 2nd and 10th of February, Sabre data demonstrates that the number of airplane seats from Singapore over this festi...

Codeshare Partnership between Emirates and China Southern Airlines

Emirates’ first codeshare partnership with a Chinese carrier Agreement with China’s largest airline covers 18 routes including domestic points in China and Middle Eastern and African destinations, complementing expansive networks of both airlines Emirates and China Southern Airlines (IATA code: CZ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to progress a comprehensive re...

Hello, neo: First American Airlines A321neo delivered

American Airlines has taken delivery of the first of 100 A321neos on order from Airbus, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines. The aircraft, MSN8647, departed Hamburg early Friday for the trans-Atlantic ferry flight to Pittsburgh where American’s technicians will get the A321neo ready for customer flights. After an 8 1/2-hour nonstop journey from Hamburg, Germany (XFW), the new...

Mediterranean Islands Kos and Menorca – New airBaltic’s Routes

Latvian airline airBaltic announces the adding of two more leisure destinations to its network for the summer season of 2019. Starting in May, airBaltic will perform scheduled flights to the Mediterranean islands of Kos (Greece) and Menorca (Spain). Altogether, airBaltic will launch at least 8 new routes this year. Martin Gauss, CEOof airBaltic:“Demand for su...

10 of Qatar Airways 50 Airbus A321neo converted on Order to the Longer Range Airbus A321LR

Qatar Airways announced that it will convert 10 of its 50 Airbus A321neo on order to the Airbus A321LR (long range) variant of the A320 family. The A321LR is a type of A321neo, which has extra fuel tanks as well as a higher maximum take-off weight to give the aircraft additional range. Qatar Airways will use the A321LR to connect Doha to new growing markets where today demand is not sufficient...

Indonesian national carrier Garuda will be provided with Inmarsat GX Aviation inflight broadband

Inmarsat announced a contract to provide its award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadband solution to Indonesian national carrier Garuda, in partnership with wireless technology provider Mahata Aero Teknologi, Lufthansa Technik and Lufthansa Systems. The agreement to supply Garuda Indonesia with GX Aviation marks the extension of Mahata’s existing 10-year contract with low-cost carri...

Corendon will place Boeing 747 in its hotel garden

Mega transport will bring airplane in five days from Schiphol to Amsterdam Travel agency, airline company and hotelier Corendon will have a complete Boeing 747-400 transported from Schiphol airport to the Corendon Village Hotel in Amsterdam this February. There the plane will be placed in the hotel garden.  For this mega job Dutch specialized transport company Mammoet has been...

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Seasonal Norwegian Service from New York to Athens and Chicago to Barcelona

Norwegian will introduce new nonstop service from New York to Athens and Chicago to Barcelona for the 2019 summer season. Service from Chicago'...

New wide body orders of Emirates, end for Airbus A380

Following a review of its operations, and in light of developments in aircraft and engine technologies, Emirates is reducing its A380 orderbook from 162 to 123 aircraft. Emirates will take delivery of...

Landmark Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement between Qatar and the European Union

  The State of Qatar and the European Union announced that they have concluded negotiations for a landmark Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement. This historic agreement will be the first o...

Happy "Landing" of Corendon Boeing 747 in hotel garden

Get ready for 5D aviation experience! A Corendon Boeing 747  at Corendon Village Hotel for such experience for public! After a five-day mega transport from Amsterdam Airport Schip...

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airBaltic Carries 12% More Passengers During First Month of 2019

Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 260 383 or 12% more passengers during January 2019 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Mi...

First Japan Airlines A350 XWB takes shape in final assembly line

Final assembly of the first A350-900 for Japan Airlines (JAL) has begun and is taking shape at the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France.  The wing-fuselage junction and the installation...

Emirates Expo 2020 themed livery aircraft model collection takes off

15 collectable aircraft model types launched in different scales and finishes The Emirates Official Store has launched a new limited edition collection of Expo 2020 themed aircraft models for aviat...

Rolls-Royce welcomes Emirates agreement

An order for Trent 7000 engines was secured BY Rolls-Royce to power 40 Airbus A330neo aircraft from Emirates. The order includes Rolls-Royce’s flagship TotalCare® long term service...

Lufthansa Consulting Supports Turkmenistan Airlines to Access Compliance to International Air Safety Standards

Turkmenistan's national airline Turkmenistan Airlines has commissioned Lufthansa Consulting to help them to raise their performance in terms of the Third Country Operators (TCO) EU Safety Aut...

Embraer Signs Pool Program Contract to Support Air Astana new E-Jets E2 fleet

Embraer and Air Astana, a flag carrier of Kazakhstan, have reached a multiyear agreement on a Flight Hour Pool Program to support the component needs for the airline’s new E2 fleet, Embraer&rsqu...